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post," always effortlessly elegant. and salon.com columnist and co-host of msnbc's "the cycle" steve corn knackster kornacki. army wives meets john hecarry. three ring circus, mission impossible the cohen brothers. the extramarital affair/political drama that enveloped former cia director david petraeus gets more extraordinary by the minute. this morning washington woke up to the news that the top commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan, general john allen, has also been investigated by the fbi after having exchange, according to a senior defense official, possibly thousands of potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the 37-year-old social liaison at the heart of the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation. house homeland security committee chair peter king had another term to describe the unfolding drama. >> it's really a great tragedy. general petraeus, one of our most distinguished generals and general allen, considered a super star in the military, did an outstanding job in afghanistan, was going to go to nato, it's just tragic. you're right, this h
strategist steve schmidt, presidential historian doris kearns goodwin, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, and the "washington post's" bob woodward. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> and good sunday morning. the newly re-elected president's message on friday, get back to work. but the focus of that work and on that work is now overshadowed by friday afternoon's resignation of cia director david petraeus, which sent as you know shock waves through washington. new details emerging now this weekend about the fbi investigation that led to the discovery of what officials believe was an extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. and of course so many questions about where this goes from here. joining me now for the latest on this developing story, the "washington post's" bob woodward and our own chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell who broke the story as i mentioned on friday. so andrea, here we are on sunday
with us, republican strategist steve schmidt and newly elected democratic congressman from texas, joaquin castro who just happens to have a twin brother who is the mayor of san antonio. oh, my god. >> call him later today. >> not call the mayor, the joke and whole fun with the split screen that will be done never that will get old never. no just fascinating. great to have you here. congratulations on your election. a lot to get to. chuck todd, let's start with this scandal about general petraeus. within this white house this had to be something that really took them by surprise but then there was a big question does he need to resign? >> it really did. the president did take -- they didn't want to fill this step. it was funny to watch so many fairly high-level white housers on friday didn't know why what was going on. didn't know this whole -- i mean, the president it was a tight circle of people that knew specific reasons and going down that road. this suspect an opening they wanted to fill. they have plenty of openings they wanted to fill, particularly on the national security team. >>
what i intend to do. >> steve weiss is the man who wrote that letter to the president. he's joining us now live from nashville, tennessee. steve, let me read a line from the letter you wrote in an e-mail to the president. i am hoping this e-mail does reach you, but i'm realistic that is most likely will not happen. how shocked were you when the president of the united states gave you that shoutout yesterday? >> well, i wasn't totally surprised when he did it because i'd gotten a call from the white house staff the day before asking if they had my permission to use the letter in the speech itself. and they went through the details of what that would be and what he would say and how he was presenting it. so i got the shock out of my system the day before when i got that call. >> it must have been a real shock. did the president accurately describe what you wrote? >> yes, he did. that is the letter. if you've seen the letter, those are my exact words that he quoted. some of the other stuff's paraphrased but clearly represents the message i meant to deliver. >> what compelled you to write
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miles, out of a $5 million prize and then waiting years upon years to collect it. abc's steve osunsami has this story. >> reporter: andy ashcar still claims he bought the winning scratchoff ticket himself in 2006 at his family's syracuse univen ye convenience story and waited six years to split it with his brother because he thought the cash would negatively affect the engagement to his girlfriend. >> i would hope at some point in the last six years. >> reporter: lottery officials say that was the fir s clue, love or not. no one waits that long to claim $5 million. >> $5 million. >> waited until now. >> reporter: they put out a detailed press release hoping it would lead them to the winner. prosecutors are calling the brothers chelats and crooks saying they swindled the ticket from a father of two on top of the world. in october 2006 he was cashing in the winning ticket at the corner store confused by the number of zeros. >> what he saw was a 5 and a bunch of zeros. he made the mistake of trusting the person that sold him the ticket. police say the man he bind the counter told him he w
% republican. tom coburn is a 100% republican. steve largent when he was in congress, 100% republican. matt salmon back in congress, a 100% republican. you remember back in 1994, we got into congress. we were conservatives, but we were all populists. and we constantly were doing battle with what we called the thurston howell iii wing of the republican party. i thought that wing was dead. it is hard to imagine listening again this morning to mitt romney's statement that this party, two years after a tea party revolution that led to the largest legislative landslide in american history nominated a thurston howell iii republican to be their standard bearer. it's just shocking. >> well, it's not so much unlike 1994, joe, because that's another huge republican congressional win that was also fueled by populism. i think there's no doubt that the republicans react to the macro lessons for their brand and for the experience of 2012 are going to be looking for leaders who are more populists. you can't just wait for the presidential campaign because it's too far down the road. there are lots of poli
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